Things to do in Dumfries, Scotland: The Best Points of Interest & Landmarks

February 22, 2022 Ying Subia

Dumfries (/dʌmˈfriːs/ ( listen) dum-FREESS; possibly from Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Phris) is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland, United Kingdom. It is located near the mouth of the River Nith into the Solway Firth. Dumfries is the traditional county town of the historic county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries is nicknamed Queen of the South. People from Dumfries are known colloquially as Doonhamers.
Restaurants in Dumfries

1. Corsock House

Corsock House A712 Castle Douglas, Dumfries DG7 3DJ Scotland +44 1644 440250
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Corsock House

2. Devorgilla Bridge

Dumfries DG2 7BE Scotland
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Devorgilla Bridge

3. Buccleuch Street Bridge

Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AT Scotland
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Buccleuch Street Bridge

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

This bridge used to be the old A 75 to Stranraer now a bypass on the outskirts . It is well known for its scenic views of the River Nith . Built in 1793 ,the architect was Thomas Boyd. It was substantially rebuilt and widened in 1893 by the gift of Miss Mckie.......the work was carried out by James Barbour and Sir William Arrol . There are information plaques on the bridge . I came across an interesting footnote that the Duke of Buccleugh would not allow access to the bridge until a warrant of £1000 was paid ! (a substantial amount of money in those days)

4. Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

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Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust

Moat Brae is Scotland's National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling. The garden at Moat Brae was cited by none other than JM Barrie as the inspiration for his world famous play and novel about Peter Pan and Neverland. Barrie used to play there as a teenager in the 1870s while living in Dumfries and attending Dumfries Academy. Moat Brae hosts a regular programme of exciting events, tours and activities to inspire the imagination and encourage creativity. Our thing is books of course but there are interactive games, exhibitions and play areas for children. Moat Brae also boasts a fabulous free-to-access riverside cafe, book and gift shop and is open all year round. We're currently open on a reduced basis so please check before you book your visit. We look forward to welcoming you to JM Barrie's Enchanted Land!

5. Twelve Apostles Stone Circle

Between the villages of Holywood and Newbridge Near Dumfries, Dumfries DG2 0QT Scotland [email protected] http://www.stone-circles.org.uk/stone/twelveapostles.htm
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Twelve Apostles Stone Circle

Reviewed By hairdy - Preston, United Kingdom

In a field occupied by sheep stands these stones, I walked around the circle, alot of stones favoured by the sheep so watch your step, is vast so impossible to get the whole circle in one shot worth standibg 8n the middle and enjoying the stillness

6. Queensberry Monument

High Street Queensberry Square, Dumfries Scotland
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Queensberry Monument

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Situated in the pedestrian precinct between the High Street And English Street This column was erected by the County of Dumfries in 1870 .Designed by Robert Adam standing on a square pedestal supporting a column with an inscription on one side . A typical monument raised to the great and the good . The Duke was well known for his acts of Benevolence and charity

7. Morton War Memorial

East Morton Street Thornhill, Dumfries Scotland
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Morton War Memorial

8. The Mcgowan Fountain

Dalbeattie Road, Dumfries Scotland
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The Mcgowan Fountain

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